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5 Hair Straightening Tips For Beautifully Sleek Hair

12 February 2019
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Alexandra Lazic

Beauty Editor

As a hair and beauty journalist, Alex is committed to equipping readers with all there is to know about the latest trends, tips, and tricks in order to make sure you get your next haircut, colour, or style just right.

Sleek hair and straight hair makes a bold statement, without requiring tons of effort. Need we say more? It’s a style that looks chic and works on all hair lengths, making it oh-so-easy to pull off. We’ve endeavoured to find the best tips out there to get sleek hair, straightened tresses without any unnecessary damage. Put your best foot forward because it’s time to set things straight - literally!

The Best Way To Get Straight Hair: See Your Stylist First

Straight hair is about more than just adding heat to achieve sleek locks. In fact, the best results depend on the quality of your hair and its structure, and understanding those needs. So if your hair is very damaged and in need of a trim, now’s the time to book that trip to the salon that you may have been putting off. There’s no time like the present as they say. Remember how we said that straight hair works on all hair lengths? With a fresh cut, it’ll look even better. Especially minus the damaged dead-ends weighing it down. Once you’ve got your hair where you want it to be lengthwise, it’s time to get straight to the point - straight hair of course!

5 Hair Straightening Tips

1. It Starts In The Shower

When it comes to prepping your hair for straightening, the first place it starts is in the shower. To get your hair in great shape before the heat, it’s a good idea to choose a shampoo and conditioner that nourishes hair and keeps it healthy, like L’Oréal Professionnel Lipidium Absolut Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. This’ll prepare your hair for what is to come… sleek hair!

2. Let The Leave-ins Get To Work

The next step is an important one in the fight against heat damage for sleek hair. Think of heat protection products acting as the shield between your hair and heat, and you’ll get an inkling of just how important they are. Experts recommend the L’Oréal Professionnel Liss Unlimited range, especially the Mythic Oil or Liss Unlimited Double-phase Serum, both of which provide your locks with the loving TLC they need. If you’re looking to double-up on extra protection, you can also apply the L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod Cream to further care for your hair.

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3. Dry Your Locks Strategically

After your hair has been equipped with powerful heat-protecting, hair-caring products, the next step is to dry it. And there’s a trick to that too! When drying your hair, make sure you point your hair dryer down, for best sleek hair results. By keeping the nozzle pointed downwards, this will help reduce any dreaded frizz, and keep your tresses looking smooth. See you never, flyaways!

Related article: How To Blow Dry Your Hair Straight Like In A Salon

4. Get Straightening!

When it comes to your heating tool of choice, we’re all about L’Oréal Professionnel’sSteampod. For straight hair, with steam, this high-tech tool works to repair the hair fibre and lock in moisture while styling. Another reason to love it? The main advantage of the Steampod is that it straightens hair while maintaining volume at the same time. This helps to keep flatness at bay. Gotta get that volume!

If you have curly, thick or dense hair, make sure that you straighten small sections at a time - slowly but surely wins the race!

5. Apply The Final Touches

Last but not least come the post-hair straight hair tips, which are just as important to finish off your perfectly-polished look. The last step: apply L’Oréal Professionnel Serum Nutrifier, Leave-in Cream Inforcer or Lipidium Serum. Scratching your head in confusion at which pro-loved product is for you? It’s always best to leave those kind of decisions to the pros. They can suss out just what product is best for you and your hair type.  The right finishing product will help to reduce any signs of frizz and keep smooth and sleek hair. Sleek hair that is straight and that is chic!

Now that we’ve set the straightening record straight, it’s time to get the sleekest strands of your life!

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